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Dorbrook Recreation Area

This active recreation site features 535 acres which include a barrier-free playground, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, two swimming pools (for lessons only), a Sprayground, an inline rink, basketball courts, open fields, and 2.3 miles of paved trail for walking, biking, and in-line skating. There are also athletic fields available for use for games only, no practices. Please consult the Athletic Field Rentals link to the right under "Facilities" for further information.

CHALLENGER PLACE – A Playground for Children of All Abilities
Challenger Place is a place for all children to play in Monmouth County. This universally accessible playground provides all children, at their own level of play, an opportunity to laugh, play, grow and learn together. This play facility, opened in June 2004, includes elevated surfaces that are accessible to those in wheelchairs and Braille signs for individuals who are visually impaired. Each of the three play structures has areas in where children of varied abilities can play together, enjoying fun and stimulating activities. This playground project was a joint venture of the Monmouth County Park System and Challenged Youth Sports, Middletown and is the first universally integrated playground in New Jersey.

Adjacent to Challenger Place is the Sprayground. This water-enhanced playground is a great place to be cool and play with water. The facility is open 7 days a week from mid-May to mid-September. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am to one hour prior to posted park closing; Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am to one hour prior to posted park closing (Park closing is approximately 1/2 hour before dusk).

A paved trail winds its way around and through the north side of this active park. The 2.3 mile trail has two loops for you to choose and vary your trail experience. The park also offers an in-line skating rink for casual, rental or league use.




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